Aside from the OLYMPIC GAMES itself, it doesn’t get any bigger than this. In Episode Four, American sailors test themselves against the world’s best at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain, an event that only occurs every four years. Watch RISING TIDE, Episode 4 and see which US athletes have emerged from the pack  at the highest

 Pictured: US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes training in Rio de Janeiro, site of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Photo: Will Ricketson/US Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Groupe Beneteau Announces Sponsorship of US Sailing Team and ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami October 20, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – Groupe Beneteau today announced its sponsorship of the US Sailing

Pictured: US Sailing Team Sperry Top Sider 49er class high-performance Olympic racing sailboat, with athletes Fred Strammer (Nokomis, Fla.) and Zach Brown (San Diego, Calif.). Photo: Mick Anderson/US Sailing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – In an unprecedented move, the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Olympic sailing classes have selected Clearwater, Florida

If you compete in an Olympic or Paralympic class, Florida is the best place for world-class sailing in the coming months! A jam-packed schedule of events in January and February will see the best international sailing talent come to sunny Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Clearwater to race, with the centerpiece event being ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (January 24-31,

Pictured: Caleb Paine, Finn. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2014 Santander, Spain – The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider arrived at the ISAF Sailing World Championships looking to turn in peak performances, and enjoyed a successful week at the most significant regatta before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. With American sailors finishing in the top-10 in 4 classes,

VIDEO: US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes react to career-best performances at the ISAF Worlds in Santander, Spain. McNay and Hughes finished higher than any US men’s 470 team at the Worlds since Olympic medalists Paul Foerster and Bob Merrick in 2000. WATCH: http://youtu.be/WWpfCRDFr-A FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2014 Santander, Spain – In light and tricky weather

Pictured: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, Women’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2014 Santander, Spain – Continuing what has been a strong year of results for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes, the United States will be represented in both the men’s and women’s 470 medal races on Saturday at the ISAF Sailing World

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2014 Santander, Spain – The arrival of Day 7 at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships brought with it the first medal races of the event, and a new set of title holders in the Women’s Laser Radial and Men’s Laser classes. Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) finished the event

Pictured: Charlie Buckingham, Laser. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2014 Santander, Spain – Gold fleet competition at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship concluded in the Men’s Laser and Women’s Laser Radial classes, and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider’s Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) will represent the United States in tomorrow’s medal race. American 470’s also

Pictured: Stuart McNay and David Hughes, Men’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2014 Santander, Spain – Day 5 of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships saw US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470 athletes shine on the final day of the qualifying series, while American Lasers continued to battle in the top-10 in gold fleet. Race officials managed to complete the

Pictured: Fred Strammer and Zach Brown, 49er. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2014 Santander, Spain – Day 4 saw 1,200+ competitors at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships treated to bright, clear and hot conditions, and though abundant natural beauty was on display in one of Europe’s most picturesque cities, one key ingredient was missing:

Pictured: Stu McNay and Dave Hughes, Men’s 470. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2014 Santander, Spain – Day 3 of the ISAF Sailing World Championships brought another solid day of results for the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, with American sailors ending the day tied for the lead in the men’s 470 fleet, second overall

Pictured: Charlie Buckingham, Laser. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2014 Santander, Spain – After months of training together at locations on three continents, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Laser athletes jumped up the leaderboard as a group on day 2 of racing at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. In the men’s

Pictured: Erika Reineke, Laser Radial. September 12, 2014 Santander, Spain – After over a year of planning and preparention, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes began racing at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. The only two classes to have races scheduled on Day 1 were the Men’s Laser and Women’s Laser Radial,

The Medalist is out! We are in championship season, and the biggest Olympic sailing event of the year begins tomorrow at the ISAF World Championships in Santander, Spain. READ: http://bit.ly/1qHG82QThe Medalist, September Issue: http://bit.ly/1qHG82Q Subscribe: http://eepurl.com/EZH6D Featured In This Issue: – SANTANDER WORLDS: The Biggest Event Before Rio 2016 – VIEW FROM RIO, by Charlie McKee – SNAPSHOTS:

Pictured: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, Women’s 470 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider to Compete at ISAF Sailing World Championships September 10, 2014 Santander, Spain – The best talent in the sailing world has gathered in Santander, Spain for the most significant regatta in advance of the 2016 Olympic Games. Combining the peak events for

September 5, 2014 Portsmouth, R.I. – After sustaining a biking injury while riding close to her home, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athlete Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) will be unable to compete at the upcoming ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. The 2012 Olympian, Laser Radial world champion and ISAF Rolex World Sailor of

Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Portsmouth, R.I.), SKUD-18, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship has come to a close, and the United States has qualified for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in the 2.4mR and SKUD-18 classes.

Pictured: Daniel Evans (Miami, Fla.), 2.4mR class, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – The IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship is closing in on a dramatic conclusion as teams from around the world race to win the first country berths awarded for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio

Pictured: Ryan Porteous (San Diego, Calif.) and Cindy Walker (Portsmouth, R.I.), SKUD-18 class, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2014 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Day 4 of the 2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship was a challenging one for race officials at Paralympic sailing’s premier annual event. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and

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